International Day for Women in Maritime - 18 May 2023

18 May 2023 marks the second International Day for Women in Maritime 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is proud to support and highlight the role of women in maritime on the International Day for Women in Maritime (IDWIM). 

The theme for 2023 is ‘Mobilizing networks for gender equality’ - highlighting the importance of leveraging networks of people and organisations when overcoming barriers for women’s participation in the maritime industry and developing pathways and opportunities for career progression.

The day celebrates women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector and raise the profile of women in maritime. It ensures we make progress each year to support female participation in the industry.

International day for women in maritime 2022

To thrive, the maritime community must create opportunities for a broader and more diverse workforce. This is essential to increase productivity, support innovation and to address pressures such as sustainably.

It’s no secret that the global maritime sector faces increasing pressure. An ageing workforce, greater ethical accountability, climate change and a pandemic are only some of the existing challenges. Women will have a vital role to play in the growth of the maritime industry and the removal of barriers for women’s employment and narrowing of the gender equality gap will benefit the sector considerably.

Equality for women means progress for all. 

AMSA encourages progress on gender equity within AMSA and in the wider maritime industry. Supporting global efforts to encourage more women into the maritime industry remains a key priority for AMSA. Learn more about AMSA’s initiatives to beat inequality.  

Learn more about AMSA’s initiatives to beat inequality


Women in Maritime - Maritime students

Hear from Maritime students, Tenisha Jones, Danielle Flower, Samantha Hoestra, Cameron Skeggs and Lucy Barr.